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are hoping this video will lead to an arrest. >> after the tragedy in sandy hook donations are coming in from around the nation. where that goodwill is putting too good use. >> stomach students are being called -- some students are >> so tonight two catholic students are being hailed as heroes after being in the right place at the right time. >> their bravery might have saved a woman's life. this started with an attack in northwest washington. jennifer donelan joins us now with what happened next. jennifer? >> this begans a woman was coming home from work. she arrived here at the metro station and walking home when a man began to follow her. ed a two catholic university students had not been there this could have been a different story. >> i just got back from class and i heard someone screaming, help me, help me. >> that is what they heard as pulling up to their apartment. >> she did the right thing by saying help. >> i saw something moving in the shadows and someone was on top of a girl -- i didn't know it was a girl at the time -- he -- he was be
at sandy hook elementary school. 20 -- 20 beautiful first graders gunned down in a place that's supposed to be their second sanctuary. six -- six members of the staff killed trying to save those children. it's literally been hard for the nation to comprehend, hard for the nation to fathom. and i know for the families who are here, time is not measured in days but it's measured in minutes, in seconds since you received that news. another minute without your daughter, another minute without your son, another minute without your wife, another minute without your mom. i want to personally thank chris and lynn mcdonald who lost a beautiful daughter, grace, and the other parents who i had a chance to speak to, for their suggestions and for, again, just for their -- the courage of all of you to be here today. i admire -- i admire the grace and the resolve that you all are showing. i must say i have been deeply affected by your faith as well. and the president and i are going to do everything we can to try to match the resolve you've demonstrated. no one can know for certain if this senseless ac
this. last month at sandy hook, a place where children should be able to learn and grow, the and comprehensible actions six adults and 20 innocent children were murdered in cold blood. we have seep similar acts of terror in aurora and okay land and tucson, all across the country. -- oakland and tucson, all across the country. we see the loss of life every day from gun violence all across this nation. after the unthinkable tragedy in newtown, president obama spoke to the country and he asked us are we doing enough to protect our children? the answer he admitted is no. that must change. that is why we are here today. today's hearing we will hear from people who deal with the effects of gun violence every day. the wide range of experience will facilitate a discussion on common sense and constructive steps we must take to ensure these tragedies will never happen again. i've a letter from the teachers of newtown which i will enter into the record. i will share with you one sentence it reed, in our schools we ensure the schools have the right balance to ensure they are safe. w
. there is no word on a motive or suspects. >> gun-control remains a hot topic on capitol hill in the wake of sandy hook. california senator dianne feinstein is introducing legislation that would ban assault weapons as well as high capacity ammunition magazines and strengthen background checks for gun buyers. the bill would and that part of president obama's gun control plan. we have more on the proposal coming up at 6:00. vice-president joe biden is taking his gun task force's recommendations on the road. he kicks off a campaign tomorrow in richmond promoting the new gun-control agenda. president obama will also travel to push his plan but the white house has not released any destinations. >> hillary clinton's byerly testimony about the attack in benghazi is still making waves. >> all due respect, the fact is we had four dead americans because -- and was it because of a protest or was it because some guys went out and decided they were going to kill americans? what difference does it make? it is our job to figure out what happened and to prevent it from happening again. >> the center who asked que
suddenly goes in reverse. why the mishalf is being blamed on superstorm sandy. >> plus the star athlete at the center of that elaborate hoax. was he really a victim? >> the fist lady steps out in style to celebrate her birthday >>> we have new details tonight about this escalator mishap in new jersey. officials now say flooding from hurricane sandy damaged this escalator at a train station, causing it to run backwards earlier this month. four people were hurt. that station was fills with more than 12 pete of water after the storm. subway stations in manhattan also flooded. the new york city transit claims its elevators have been all inspected. those escalators, but salt water can cause equipment to fail sooner rather than later. tonight, some new evidence that notre dame football star man mani te'o continued to talk about his girlfriend's heart breaking death even after he knew she didn't exist. he says he found out on december 6 that his online girlfriend was made up, but later that month in interviews and even on the heisman trophy award broadcast, te'o talked about her death from leu
: this is the thing that is driving me craze. none of this would have stopped sandy hook. you know what would have stopped sandy hook? if we had much tougher gun control. oh he's not doing enough so it wouldn't have stopped sandy hook. great, let's do more. >> rubio is saying he's not doing things to attack the underlying problems that there are. he is he's talking about not just gun control but mental health and executives orders of putting todd jones at the head of the atf. >> i have to agree with michael here. you look at the proposals and it's very comprehensive. he does target a large variety of issues. aside from gun control and i like that. anyone who is reasonable and logical could not look at obama's proposals and say it goes too far. they are common sense. we should have more back round checks and get rid of the gun show loopholes. i don't understand why they would fight against that. >> cenk: because they represent the gun manufacturers and they want to make more money. there is more action from the republicans. >> yes, the representative from north carolina and in inconsequential membe
his mother's weapons. one of the proposals out of what i released yesterday, the sandy hook principles. when you walk into a video store or an electronics store, you buy a dvd player, they immediately offer you the two- year warranty. when you walk into a gun store, after the background check, which everyone should go to, they should also offer you a gun law. -- a gun lockor ask if you have a gun locker in your house or business where this will be stored? that should be a part of the sale. that is the only person who should be able to get access to that weapon. we know the technology exists. you can make guns in such a way that only the legitimate owner and operator can operate at a weapon. that would cut down tremendously on the fact that, in my city and many others, you can rent guns across the city. you walk in and they sell you an array of weapons. you put your weapon. you put your money down. you do whatever it is you do and you bring it back. they know who you are. guns circulate. they are already there. we in pennsylvania have of the weaker laws. in place that you have tougher l
and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. 20 children, six teachers and educators were taken from us at gun point. an act of senseless and incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families, of our schools, of our communities across the country. earlier this month shortly after newtown, all members of congress took an oath to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility. today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of gun violence in our society to enact, to ensure the safety and security of our communities. under the leadership of congressman thomson, mike thompson, our gun violence prevention task force keeps growing in number. our colleagues are submitting recommendations for legislation, the task force is working with outside organizations, and sharing the latest information on gun violence and steps we can take and must take to end it. today to strengthen the efforts of this task force
sandy survivors, how they're coping coming up. plus, senator john kerry, the chairman of the senate foreign relations committee, testifying to the senate foreign relations committee. it's all about his bid to be the next secretary of state. so how is that going to go? that's coming up. [ male announcer ] this is sheldo whose long day setting up the news starts with arthritis pain and a choice. take tylenol or take aleve, the #1 recommended pain reliever by orthopedic doctors. just two aleve can keep pain away all day. back to the news. >>> fox weather alert. it's january and cold. to relief for the deep freeze across the northern u.s. and forecasters say a developing storm could add snow to the mix. temperatures, better than the last couple of days bus freezing in louisville and d.c. especially painful for families who don't have any electricity or heat after superstorm sandy slammed the northeast. volunteers have set up warming tents on staten island. >> we have some propane heaters. our tent has propane heater but weather conditions like this the heater doesn't work so well. for t
in life and in death. >>> a group called the sandy hook truthers are causing problem in newtown. >>> the caps on the ice trying to make nice with the fans. >>> we'll show you some of the >>> a jury is deliberating in the trial of rich more phillips. >>> in algeria, still no words how many hostages died in a rescue effort. the country's state news agency says terrorists were neutralized and many hostages were freed. it looks like president obama could pain on the gun control proposals. supporters got an e-mail promising more soon from the campaign organization. >>> the caps are taking another step to mend fences after the hockey lockout. they're hold ago practice tonight, free for those who want to go. dan hellie has a special guest who's more than ready for saturday. >> wendy brought it up, 119 days, but everybody is ready for hockey. there's going to be a scrimmage down here. the reg hear season opens on the road in tampa before coming back for the home opener. joining mess owner ted lee onon. after missing 34 games, did you ever really fear this wouldn't be a season at all? >>
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to the floor that didn't have the joerts of his republican support. he also brought the sandy relief aid bill to the floor that didn't have the majority of the republicans, but it did have bipartisan majority support, both on the fiscal cliff issue and the sandy issue. so if the speaker brings some of these gun measures to the president, including the background checks, perhaps even the issue of dealing with these high capacity magazines that hold 30 to 100 rounds of ammunition in them are tools of war and have no more business than they have on midwestern streets. >> we get to invite someone to the state of the union, to invite a victim of gun violence. do you think it is these kinds of personal stories and personal connections that will make a difference ultimately? >> i absolutely think the personal connections, personal aspects of this will make a clear difference. i give the president high marks for making this a senate peace early on of his new administration that he's going to push for some kind of responsible gun control legislation. we need to keep the momentum going in this. i along
their kids at sandy hook -- >> god what a -- >> rush limbaugh i have to say that you will have to prior his microphone out of his cold dead fingers. i want news busters to start recording right now, that i can't wait to be 50 when that is a possibility. >> stephanie: all right. i stopped talking there so they had an edit point. >> rush limbaugh taking these issues inflaming his audience lying to his audience -- >> stephanie: right, was that me or was that a mocking tone. guess what moron there were eulogies just a month ago. >> people like rush limbaugh who have no compassion for the lives lost, it only inflames the crazy conspiracy thing that has never happened. >> stephanie: the tone was i guess not quite jovial enough. >> i guess it would be wrong for me to say that some people deserve to get shot in the face. [ buzzer ] >> stephanie: stop it! >> we can't talk about the tragedies when we're talking about public policy. after 9/11 -- we talked about 9/11 after talking about terrorism. so we wouldn't talk about a tragedy when you are discussing public policy -- >> st
from connecticut gave a detailed account of the sandy hook shooting last month. also testifying, philadelphia mayor michael nutter, the mother of the victim of the arizonan shooting two years ago and police chief from minnesota. >> good afternoon, everyone. thank you very much for joining us on this very solemn and important occasion for the american people. just over a month ago our nation was shocked and horrified by the news of the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown connecticut. 20 children and six educators were taken from us at gunpoint. an act of senseless incomprehensible violence struck at the heart of our families and schools and communities across the country. earlier this month, shortly after newtown, all members of congress to get both to protect and defend the constitution and the american people. to protect and defend, that is our first responsibility to read today leaders of the house democratic caucus have come together to fulfill that duty to confront the challenge of some violence in our society to enact and insure the safety and security of ou
. nfl security compleconducted a securities search involving a woman named sandy ackerman who used pictures of an adult entertainer to establish relationships with pro athletes. the conversations mainly took place through twitter. in some instances she sent photographs to the players sell phones. several players tried to arrange meetings with her, which were not successful, which led to the investigation that she was a fake. >> we want to give you a little face time on "good morning washington." >> we're giving you a chance to give the "good morning washington greetings that we always show. send us a short clip or send us a link to your youtube clip. make sure you end the video by saying "good morning washington ." >> i would love to see people do their video in the snow. sandend those in. how much snow did we get? here are official numbers from the national weather center. the only one that is not official is washington, where i'm estimating about 0.2 inches. in st. mary's county, is no. i could find was just over 2 inches. stanton, 1 inch. alexandria, 0.6 inches. half an inch at
. is comes on the same day as another meeting on the future of sandy hook elementary school where 26 people were killed last month. people want that building torn down. others think it should be renovated and reopened. sandy hook students are attending class at a former middle school in a nearby town. the movie theater in colorado where 12 people died and dozens more were hurt in a shooting rampage last summer and is set to reopen its doors. victims, their families, first responders, and local leaders attended a reopening ceremony thursday night where some boycotted the event. the theater owner plans to temporarily reopen the complex today and it will be permanently reopened next friday. >> new figures on d.c. traffic camera program show it is breaking in a lot of cash. examiner is reporting a program collected nearly $2 million this past december. that is up more than 2000% from december 2011. the district has stood by its program as an effective tool to combat traffic fatalities. the number of traffic related debts dropped by 40% from the previous year. >> big changes around a way for esc
state lawmakers about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook massacre meets for the first time. this morning, the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who were involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech shootings. they'll be asked to make recommendations on school safety, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created last month by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> a fire forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. it broke out at a townhouse on empress way in bowie. chopper 4 flew over the scene. the fire burned all three floors. nobody was hurt. investigators think a problem with the chimney or fireplace caused the fire. >>> this morning we know a mother and daughter died in the house fire on manor road in falls church. this is cell phone video showing the fire burning the front of the house. neighbors say they heard an explosion, and two brief screams about 3:30 yesterday morning. the identities of the victims have not been released. we do know both v
to prevent that, is there? >> to look about the facts of sandy hook, that fellow shouldn't have been anywhere near a gun, and his mother is the one in my view to blame for sandy hook. in the case of aurora, colorado, what did the shooter do? he went to the only gun free zone movie theater available after having chased out all the other ones he chose that one because he knew they would be those citizens there that would have concealed carry with the ability to protect themselves and others. adam: david, i'm going to give you the last word on this. do you think congress will do any of what the president is asking for? >> i hope not. basically what you're doing is enabling criminals to keep their guns and not punishing them enough and taking the guns away from the citizens. the citizens need the ability to protect. but making it illegal drugs and guns off the street, then talk about taking our guns away because illegal guns and illegal drugs are a problem. let's focus on the drug problem we have in this society and leave the gun owners out of the argument. adam: we appreciate you joining us. we
. the chief of police at sandy hook said that further legislation was not going to change those types of shootings. he was right on the national television and stated that. i think that is true. if a guy wants to commit that may him, he will find a way whether he steals it, bison on the black market or what ever and he will commit a shooting like that. in the case -- my comment about the concealed carry, if there had been 11 concealed carry on the premises, he could have saved lives or at least made the gentleman focus on something other than the children. host: are you a conceal the carrier? caller: yes. host: why? caller: it is my right until the state. i would rather have that opportunity given a violent circumstance. host: have you ever had reason to pull your gun out? caller: i am retired law enforcement, and i have had my gun drawn on duty. i also have military background and consider myself a rather highly trained in firearms. host: i do not know if he saw the little piece of video was shot with cathy linear talking about the guns in the district and schools and potection. a lo
. and his plan to help victims of natural disasters like sandy. >>> plus, story everyone is talking about this morning. one of the top college football players in the country, a helpless victim of a sick joke? or was he part of this elaborate hoax? >>> first, a look ahead at the president's schedule. kind of quiet now. getting set for the big inaugural festivities that begin this weekend. no word yet on whether he is going to formally get that chief of staff designation. that may not happen until after the oath. you're watching "the daily rundown" only on msnbc. ♪ but i won't back down [ female announcer ] are you really getting salon quality... or settling for wannabes? stop compromising! new vidal sassoon pro series. care and styling from the original salon genius, created to let you have it all at an affordable price. new vidal sassoon lets you say no to compromise and yes to very shiny... very silky... very sexy... very you. it's salon genius in a bottle! now in your store. new vidal sassoon pro series. salon genius. brilliantly priced. is efficiently absorbed in small continuous am
at sandy hook. joe biden addressed the u.s. conference of mayors just this afternoon. >> in newtown some of those children were riddled with as many -- it's hard to even say it -- 11 bullet holes in a first grader. high capacity magazines in our view are not worth the risk. >> but you try telling that to the congress that would have to pass the legislation. republican responses have already ranged from i don't think so to impeach him. >> the president, he just doesn't have the guts to admit it, is not a believer in the second amendment. >> i'm afraid president obama may have a king complex. >> he's already abused the law enough times that it's just been staggering. the american revolution was all about fighting such a monarchy. >> we want all tools available to use, including that impeachment. >> with that kind of congressional opposition to the president, it was no sweat for nra president david keene to dismiss the president's initiatives as nothing but a grab bag of liberal feel-goodies. >> this is all sort of makes you feel good, but, in fact, it doesn't do much. >> he's confident say
. >> dan rivers in london, thank you very much. >>> one month after the massacre, sandy hook elementary school in connecticut, president obama moving to tighten gun control laws, and yesterday he signed 23 executive actions that don't need congressional approval, but he wants congress to ban military is style assault weapons and include background checks on all gun buyers. >> if there is even one thing to do to reduce gun violence, even one life that can be saved, then we've got an obligation to try. >> congress so far appears luke warm on proposals to tighten gun control laws and support among americans has dropped slightly. a new poll shows 56% report a ban on semi auto plattic assault weapons, down from 62% in december. >>> president obama expected to name his close aide, dennis mcdonough as new chief of staff. he will replace jack lew, who was nominated to be new treasury secretary. >>> check your flights. winter storm warnings in effect today from mississippi to washington, d.c. places you don't normally hear. meteorologist jennifer delgado looks at that. >> we're tracking snow out
. the pipeline will damage the environment. >>> the sandy hook advisory commission meets for the first time. and a revamped assault weapons ban. a look at what each group discussed. >>> a young boy going hog wild. prescribed a pet pig as emotional therapy. his parents say the pig has a calming effect and the two are like best friends. friends. >>> from the nation's capitol to newtown, connecticut. broad discussions on gun control. senior corespondent rick levinthal reports. >> the first meeting of the commission takes place in connecticut. getting information on the investigation into the shooting while also hearing presentations from experts who were involved in the aftermath of the columbine and virginia tech massacres. the group expected to offer recommendations on gun control, school safety and state mental health policies. >> we must bring about change through a thoughtful and comprehensive debate. not only how we can prevent gun violence but how we can fix our mental health system. >> california senator reintroducing a revised version of the assault weapon's ban that expired in 2004.
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. the killings at sandy hook elementary school in connecticut spurred this new effort. bill's sponsors dianne feinstein. she says it includes an exception for 2,000 sports weapon. the nra says the second amendment forbids any weapons ban. >>> students from the catholic university began gearing up for tomorrow's march for life rally. the annual demonstration begins on the national mall at noon on friday, continues with a march to the steps of the supreme court. march organizers expect an even larger crowd than last year when 4,000 showed up. >>> if you're going to be around the national mall, expect a traffic jam. several streets will be closed from as far west as 12th street east of the capitol, north to f street. all of these closures will be in effect by noon. some streets won't reopen until about 6:00 tomorrow night. >>> the secretary of the interior is getting behind the effort to preserve the national mall. ken sal czar issued a order aimed at protecting the recent improvements to the mall. it includes the major rehabilitation project that's currentlyficf go o new grainage and irrigation
of newtown, connecticut are coming together just over one month at the shootings at sandy hook elementary. residents gathered at a local community meeting to talk about what to do with the school. some say the school should be torn down, while others say it should be preserved. >> we cannot have the next generation of kids going in there with that same mystique about that building. i think that knocking it down, turning it into a memorial, building a palace of a school, the most high end, high tech, beautiful school in the country would change the whole outlook of being from sandy hook elementary school. >> since the beginning of the month, students and teachers have relocated to monroe, connecticut. >>> to pennsylvania, a 5-year- old kindergartner has been suspended for telling another girl she was going to shoot her with a toy gun. the suspended girl's family is now fighting the punishment. her parents say she was playing with the toy gun that blows bubbles and that kids will be kids. the little girl has been suspended for two days. two separate incidents similar to that one have happen
to action. also today a group devoted to responding to the aftermath of sandy hook had its first meeting. nbc's jay gray shows us what both efforts hope to accomplish. >> we are here because of a tragedy. as such, i would request that we take a moment of silence now to remember those lost in newtown. >> reporter: the first meeting began with a moment of silence, though little has been quiet here since the massacre. >> we in contract contract at the site of the most recent and heinous event, have an obligation to make sure that voices are heard. >> reporter: voices that echo today in washington. >> the killing there made us all look up and into ourselves, and say why can't we do something about that? >> reporter: in an effort to do something, today's senator dianne feinstein proposed new legislation that would outlaw 158 specific assault rifles, and semiautomatic weapons and limit ammunition clips to ten rows rounds or less. >> we should be outraged by how easy it is for perpetrators of these horrific crimes to obtain porful military-style weapons. >> reporter: feinstein points out her bi
sandy relief efforts. we'll have live coverage of the senate when they return at 2:15 eastern here on c-span2. going to take you live next acrosstown in washington to the democratic national committee and their winter meeting about to get underway. they're going to hear from democratic national committee chairman, debbie debbie wasserman schultz. it should get underway shortly here on c-span2. democratic national committee chairman debbie wasserman schultz will speak shortly talking about the democratic party's agenda and challenges ahead for the 113th congress. we'll have live coverage when she gets underway on c-span2. a look at the agenda ahead in transportics with secretary ray a are hood who called on congress to pass a five-year long-term transportation bill. [applause] >> hello, everybody. thank you very much. good noontime to all of you and thank you for including me again in your program. i want to ask all of our dot team gathered for lunch to stand up and be recognized. all dot stand up and be recognized. [applause] thank you all. thank you. i know that trb wouldn't be what it
in sandy hook, more than 900 of our fellow americans have died at the hand of the end of a gun. if there is even one thing that can be done to end this violence and even one life to be saved, then we have an obligation to try. now tell the world daniel... of pepto-bismol to-go. plays a key role throughout our lives. one a day men's 50+ is a complete multivitamin designed for men's health concerns as we age. it has 7 antioxidants to support cell health. one a day men's 50+. >>> yes, we have had tragedies and yes, we have had too many innocent people lose their life and yes, it is unfortunate that it took those tragedies to get us to this point, but let's at least learn from what has happened. >> that was new york governor andrew cuomo signing the first gun control legislation in the wake of the sandy hook elementary school mass shooting. the new laws would expand the state's ban on assault weapons and it is the toughest the country has seen and while many are looking to the white house and capitol hill to make sweeping legislation, but perhaps swifter action is more likely to co
a ban on semiautomatic weapons, that's down from 62% in december in a poll taken right after the sandy hook massacre. >>> we said there's a lot to going on today. a major business story going on on top of everything else now. boeing with the jumbo-sized pr problem on its hands today as more airlines move to ground the much-hyped dreamliner. we'll have the latest on that. >>> and kidnapped and held in a basement when she was just 10 years old. katie beers tells her story 20 years later. ♪ if loving you is wrong ♪ i don't wanna be right [ record scratch ] what?! it's not bad for you. it just tastes that way. [ female announcer ] honey nut cheerios cereal -- heart-healthy, whole grain oats. you can't go wrong loving it. sven gets great rewards for his small business! how does this thing work? oh, i like it! [ garth ] sven's small business earns 2% cash back on every purchase, every day! woo-hoo!!! so that's ten security gators, right? put them on my spark card! why settle for less? testing hot tar... great businesses deserve great rewards! [ male announcer ] the spark business card fr
you've got the sandy hook families coming in, it's very hard to oppose -- it's not about the president. you've got -- it's not even about bloomberg's money that's going to go into the advertising. the emotional force of the sandy hook families is just like it was with the 9/11 families. and republicans have got to face up to that. frankly, democrats have to face up and grow a spine here as well. they have run away from the gun debate for 20 years or so because it's helped them get into power in some states. >> by the way, there are 30 to 40 democrats in the house, too, will also fight any reasonable, rational reforms. you know, one of the moments yesterday, richard, that i thought was really telling, i thought one of the president's strongest moments is when he said if you have a congressman or congresswoman that supports assault weapons, ask them why. see, that's where the extremists, that's where the survivalists lose this argument. why do you need an assault weapon? why do you need a high-capacity magazine? you start talking to them, and it always goes back to the same thing. always
to hurt anybody. when the sandy hook tragedy happened and i saw it on the news, my heart was broken, no more, no less than the amish school shooting, columbine or aurora. i think they are all tragic and hurts me. i hate to see people do that to each other. but, no, no, i have never seen myself as a danger to myself or to others and my doctor, my mental health professional said the same thing. i'm forth coming and i'm honest. that's it. host: we appreciate your story and your time very much this morning on "the journal." . chris in virginia will be our last call on mental health and gun violence. chris, hang on for just one second and going to show you the new lines. we'll keep chris on the air. but for this last half hour in our discussion about the president's gun control proposals, your reaction, we want to hear about the issue of police presence in schools. are you in favor of that. what do you think about increasing the police presence. the n.r.a. has called for armed guards at schools or carrying laws for teachers, we want to know about increased security or police presence at
were a parent at sandy hook who'd lost their child, i would have wanted somebody there to protect them. i would have wanted somebody at that door that could have stopped that killer. >> you would have hoped that person could have. but then you saw a lot of parents who had a news conference who said all they wanted to talk about was getting those guns, working on gun control. >> as you say, has to be a balanced approach. everybody's rights need to be preserved. you got to remember, there's a huge amount of money to be made in ammunition, arms, magazines. huge, huge, huge. basically, at the end of the day, it's all about money. they want to make it a constitutional thing, but there's a way to live within our constitution and protect our values and our rights, but at the same time -- >> i agree, i agree. >> send all your nasty e-mails to her, because i don't read them. >> no. >>> guess who's going to be a grandpa. >> i'm in an e-mail-free zone. . you are. >> and i like it. >> guess who is a grandpa, charlie sheen. going to be, at least. frightening thought. who knew he had a daughter who
at sandy hook or virginia tech, the gun show loophole had nothing to do with that. i know some are advocating for that. virginia has as good a gun background check system as during the committee. we have the third highest number of reports to the database, to disqualify people based on mental health and criminal quicks. we kind of think our system is working. we've had that debate. it's really do we want to -- as he posed to the public sale. that's the broader issue under the second amendment. i think it's good to have that discuss, but andrea, the question is not what makes you feel good, but what will actually work to be able to protect our kids. i have five kids. they've all gone through virginia public schools. let's find out what is actually going to keep them safe, and that's where our discussion is here in virginia. >> let's talk about immigration. that's another issue. i don't know if it came up during your meetings, house caucus meetings. marco raubo is up front with a plan that would have steps towards legalization. gegs workers that could get immigrants citizenship.
"sandy" -- last october -- spent the night in tents with propane heaters. britain, the netherlands and germany are warning their citizens to get out of benghazi, libya. the alert today cited an the city. the alert today cited an imminent threat to westerners in the city. there were no specifics, and the u.s. embassy in libya said it had nothing pointing to threats against americans. the u.s. ambassador to libya -- and three other americans -- died last september when islamist militants attacked the u.s. consulate in benghazi. north korea declared today it will conduct a third nuclear test, defying newly expanded u.n. sanctions. the announcement came two days after the u.n. security council condemned the north for a long-range rocket test last month. in response, the north's top governing body -- the national defense commission -- issued this statement, on state t.v. >> ( translated ): we do not deny that a variety of satellites and long-range rockets will be launched. one after another and a nuclear test of a higher level which will be carried out by it in the upcoming all-out acti
about the proposed laws. >>> also today, the group commissioned to investigate the sandy hook moose kerr nt-- mast meets for the first time. the sandy hook advisory commission will hear from experts who was involved in the aftermath of columbine and the virginia tech shooting. they will be asked to make recommendations on safety at schools, mental health, and gun violence prevention. the group was created a month ago by connecticut governor dan malloy. >>> it is up to the senate to decide whether congress should table the debate over raising the debt limit until spring. the house passed a bill yesterday that allows the government to continue borrowing money to pay bills without approval from congress through the middle of may. the white house supports the measure. some democrats oppose it. they say it prolong uncertainty about our economy's health. the senate could vote as soon as tomorrow. >>> this morning, investigators are trying to figure out what caused a fire that forced a family of nine out of their townhouse in prince george's county. the fire broke out last night on empress way
is holding a hearing in the ways to expand mental health services in the wake of the sandy hook tragedy. top mental health experts are testifying before the senate health education, labor and pensions committee. they're looking at ways to identify troubled people and to get them some help they need before there's another shooting. the early intervention is part of the obama administration recommendation to help stop gun violence. meanwhile, california senator dianne feinstein is introducing a bill to ban assault weapons. >> i remain horrified by the mass murder committed at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut. and particularly grateful that we have both senators here and the house member representing that community. i'm also incensed that our weak gun laws allow these mass killings to be carried out again and again and again in our country. weapons designed originally for the military to kill large numbers of people in close combat. >> the bill would ban the sale of military-style assault weapons including certain rifles, handguns, and shotguns. it would also ban the large c
on hand and when sandy had, the amount paid out exceeded the cash on hand in our existing borrowing authority. so congress has to appropriate almost $9 billion so we could go out and borrow enough money to pay those claims off. who is paying the interest on that? who was ultimately sat with the data if the insurance policies never pay that off? do the taxpayer. you are the insurance come me. it's called the national flood insurance program. you are responsible for that exposure and at the point where fema can no longer borrow enough money for congress cannot find my money, we will build a payer claims that the fault, which means it will come back to you the taxpayer to make up the difference. why was the flood insurance program created in the first place? remember that saying about it might be assigned? from the private sector said the risk and exposure to flooding is greater than our ability to make returns for shareholders. first of all, insurance companies are not evil people. they have a job to do to manage risk in such a way they can provide coverage at a rate which they pay ou
spoke about one of the young sandy hook victims whose parents were in the crowd. >> grace was 7 years old when she was struck down. just a gorgeous, caring, joyful little girl. i'm told she loved pink. she loved the beach. she dreamed of becoming a painter. chris, her father, gave me one of her paintings. and i hung it in my private study just off the oval office. and every time i look at that painting i think about grace. and i think about the life that she lived and the life that lay ahead of her. and most of all i think about how when it comes to protecting the most vulnerable among us we must act now. >> and during a gun violence prevention hearing on capitol hill, the newtown school superintendent shared her views about the children lost on that want day. >> we're all forever changed. some families have a huge hole left by a 6-year-old who should be doing the funny silly things that 6-year-old dose. families who have their children are still suffering through the nightmares and fears of sounds and strangers. children who are even fearful in their own classrooms. who knows what th
. in the sandy spring area. back to you. >> thank you. 5:04. we want to get to our team of reporters giving you the best views on the road conditions in the d.c. region. >> let's start with brianne carter in virginia. she's on the beltway, we believe. >> i'm along interstate 95 southbound driving around springfield through the mixing bowl interchange. the roads are relatively clear along 95 southbound. there were issues along the northbound hov lanes. around 395, we saw some problems as well. there's a lot of snow on that area. here on southbound 95, traffic is picking up and a lot of the snow is on the side. the experts are still rather slippery. when you get on to the roads that lead up to the interstate, they remain covered in snow at this time, so be cautious this morning. we will continue monitoring the roads in northern virginia and we'll have another update in about a half-hour. back to you. >> thank you. a reminder, you can get a better any time with our stormwatch 7 app on your iphone or android. we will have a weather update in a few minutes with jacqui and adam. prince george's count
the busiest hours of the day. the cab commission instituted a similar surcharge during hurricane sandy and tried to use one during the nationals playoffs game. that was pulled back. a lot were upset about that. >> d-dot is providing bike corrals for capitol bike share near the department of agriculture on independence avenue and regular bike parking on 16th and i streets in northwest. d-dot says that area will be able to handle hundreds of bikes. might be an option. >> as crowds head to the national mall to see the ceremony, a lot of others are trying to snag a good spot along the parade route. >> along pennsylvania avenue from the capitol building to the white house. the parade should start at 2:30. shortly after the inauguration luncheon. as for the floats, you'll see hawaii and illinois represented for president obama and the first lady and for vice president biden, delaware and pennsylvania, his birth state. our people, our future. >> lots of groups marching. but only eight floats and the ones designated by the inaugural committee. president obama doesn't have time to bask in the c
of you are trying to heed and honor the lesson from sandy hook school. >> meanwhile hundreds of mayors have joined new york city mayor's plan to push congress to act. >>> now it's round two of lance armstrong's tell all interview with oprah winfrey. after admitting to using performance enhancing drugs last night tonight the former cyclist opened up about admitting his demons and being hopeful for second chances. >> i can't lie to you. i'd love the opportunity to compete. that isn't the reason i'm doing this. frankly, this may not be the most popular answer, but i think i deserve it, maybe not right now, but if you look at the situation and you look at the culture and the sport and you see the punishment, that's why i told you if i could go back to that time and say okay, you're trading my story for a six-month suspension? that's what people got. >> which is what other people got. >> what everybody got. so i got a death penalty and they got -- >> meaning you can never compete again. >> in anything and i'm not saying that that's unfair necessarily, but i'm saying it's different. >> armst
are cosponsoring the bill. they say the shooting at sandy hook elementary school in newtown, connecticut proves there's a need to bran assault weapons. >> newton -- to ban assault weapons. >> newton changed things. >> reporter: but the nra says law abiding citizens need the same technology criminals have. >> we have the right to defend ourselves and our families with semiautomatic firearms technology. >> reporter: the nra has a lot of support here on capitol hill, especially in the house where many say an assault weapons ban has little chance of being passed. >> this is going to be a tough go. >> reporter: it may be tough to win over some of the public as well. on wednesday, sheriffs in missouri, california, and texas announced they would not enforce new gun control laws such as an assault weapons ban. that i feel and can prove that are unconstitutional, we will not enforce those. >> reporter: president obama is sending vice president biden on the road to gather public support. >> we're growing to take it to the american people. >> reporter: the vice president's road trip begins tomorrow with a
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